February 2, 2017
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Spatial-temporal modeling of the association between air pollution exposures and birth outcomes: identifying critical exposure windows
Amy H. Herring is the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children’s Environmental Health and Professor & Associate Chair of Biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Abstract: Exposure to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy has been linked to increased probability of adverse birth outcomes. We consider statistical models for evaluating associations between pollutants and birth outcomes, taking into account multipollutant exposures, susceptible windows in pregnancy, and variability in exposure over space and time. We consider geocoded vital records data from Texas as well as data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.